This line spoken by the Emperor to Luke at the end of RotJ has actually always bugged me. Tright here really is no conmessage in the OT, nor in the PT for that matter, that defines what he expected by that statement. We can assume he intended that the dark side was more powerful than Luke realized, however I suspect he was referring to somepoint else. The Force Lightening that he was zapping Luke via at that moment. I know it has been supplied by many type of dark force users in the video games and the EU, yet what if there's means even more to it than simply being a cool Sith capability.

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IIRC, tright here was no Force Lightening in TPM. In AotC, Dooku successfully used it on Anakin, which made him very weak for a couple of moments. Obi Wan blocked it with his lightsaber, and Yoda took in it with his hand also, saying "Strong you are with the dark side, however not strong enough" (paraphrasing).

In RotS, Sidious used it versus Windu, who additionally blocked it via a lightsaber. This time though, it bounce back and was hitting Sidious, making his confront adjust. Sidious started saying he was too weak, begging Anakin to assist him. This was a con job of course. He can of just quit zapping Windu, however as soon as Anakin reduced Mace's arm off, Sidious was far from 'too weak'and then blast Mace out the window.

At the end of RotS, he tried to use it on Yoda. This time though, Yoda couldn't absorb it. Instead it blew Yoda across the room. This might have actually surprised or even hurt Sidious, bereason he tried to flee at that moment, however Yoda jumped up and blocked his escape.

I currently suspect that the Lightening drains the Living Force from the victim. Sidious taught some of this capability to Dooku, yet not enough to be a understand at it. This explains why Yoda can absorb Dooku's Lightening, however not the Emperor's. When Windu was deflecting it back onto Sidious, he didn't end up being weaker because Sidious was soaking up his own Life Force.

So at the end of RotJ, the Emperor was draining Luke's life ameans, which explains what he expected as soon as he made that statement. The suggest to all this is that I believe Snoke will usage an also more advanced variation of Force Lightening to drain the Living Force from Rey, to regeneprice his body and give himself more power and more life. Maybe permitting him to live for an additional ten thousand also years, or possibly gain an capacity that has eluded him for eons.

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Sorry if this has currently been speculated right here, or if this is currently widespread knowledge. I've been trying to number out what the villain's end-game actually is, and reading that Snoke might be some form of Living Force Vampire made me realise that the Force Lightening could be the vital to fullfilling his ultimate arrangement.